Wellie and Francesca had a boho-inspired, Abbie Holmes Estate wedding In Cape May Court House, New Jersey.
There was a special place in my heart that formed when we met this couple for the first time at their engagement session.
Leading up to their wedding, I knew this celebration would be one I’d remember forever.
The Abbie is known for its delicate and intentional designing techniques which fit Franki’s vision quite perfectly.
Their colors ranged from fall favorites of burnt orange, burgundy, and greeneries.
They incorporated a twist of blush and fresh berries in their bridal bouquet made by Jennifer Lieb.
The tablescape and centerpieces matched the simple decor and fall colors, complete with glass table numbers.
On the lawn was their custom, photo-booth backdrop which read their new last name alongside a cozy apple cider station.
Across the venue at the Springhouse Chapel were hand made pieces and calligraphy by the Cultured Coop to welcome guest.
We started with the ladies in the Abbie Holmes bridal suite.
The ladies shared champagne and a beautiful cheese board from a local company, Cut and Board.
Franki’s co-workers of Tint Color Bar did her and her bridal party’s hair, and their makeup was done by Ashley Viera of Say I Do Hair and Make up.
When it was time for Franki to get ready, we went to the private room where the bride’s mother helped her get into her dress.
Franki wore a gorgeous, form-fitting gown from Free Love Bridal in Cape May.
Wellie met me at Abbie Holmes Estate wedding venue for his portraits with his handsome groomsmen.
The men wore Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse.
Both the couples wore the gifts they exchanged before they saw each other for the first time.
Franki’s gift was Ralph Lauren Romance perfume and Wellie sported his brand new watch.
The couple waited to meet at the altar in front of their family and friends which did not disappoint.
As Franki walked down the aisle, the emotion in the chapel ran high and many tears, including our groom’s, were shed.
The couple shared their own handwritten, heartfelt vows to each other which gave all of us insight into their relationship.
The deep respect, support, and compassion flowed through each of their words with a lot of laughs in-between!
Family was the most important aspect to the newlyweds.
Even the florals were made and designed by the bride’s aunt.
Their family members all had a special place in their wedding day.
The ceremony was performed by a family friend, Casey, who had the privilege of announcing the couple as Mr. + Mrs. for the first time!
The couple enjoyed their signature cocktails ( Captain + Coke and Titos) as they were reunited with their guest after portraits.
The guests brought the energy to an all-time high as the newlyweds busted out of the Abbie doors to “Jump Around” by House of Pain! The crowd. Went. WILD!
There was an incredible energy surrounding Wellie and Franki as they shared their first dance together as husband and wife.
Upon speeches and dinner, Franki and the bridesmaids all received a gorgeous custom jacket from Frankis’s sister, owner of Thread and Root.
They rode out the rest of the night in style dancing under the stars surrounded, safely, by family and all the love the world has to offer.
DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: The Cultured Coop
Reception Venue: Abbie Holmes Estate
Photographer: Elizebeth Unruh Studio
Stylist: Tint Color Bar
MUA: Ashley Viera
Florals: Jennifer Lieb
Jackets: Thread and Root
Dress: Free Love Bridal